March 5, 2009
MU junior Liz Straatmann, left, takes a break to chat between the vault and uneven bars portions of the Cat Classic at Hearnes Center.
Columbia College's Christian Lewis goes for two-points against Williams Baptist College's Charles Wilson(during the first round of the American Midwest Conference tournament on Thursday.
Skylar Tolson breaks up an offensive at practice on Thursday. "I wish we had 10 others like him," Rock Bridge coach Jim Scanlon said. "He never takes a minute off.”
A smiling jester dominates artwork by Praise Tyler.
Shades of red and yellow color artwork by Christopher Frank.
Artwork by Faith Elsbury, a third-grader at Lee Elementary, includes bright colors.
Blind artist John Bramblitt uses his hand to feel a Lee Elementary third grader's painting. Bramblitt, who lost his vision in 2001, uses the different textures of paints to identify colors.
John Bramblitt guides the hands of a Lee Elementary student on Thursday afternoon. Bramblitt, who uses different textures to identify paints and colors, taught the students how to paint without using their eyes.
John Bramblitt instructs Lee Elementary third-graders Praise Tyler and Christopher Frank as they attempt to paint blindfolded. Bramblitt, who lost his sight in 2001, visited the school on Thursday to talk with the students about what it is like to be a visual artist that cannot see.
Blind artist John Bramblitt listens as Lee Elementary third-grader Elora Matthews explains the story of "The Giving Tree." Bramblitt visited the school Thursday to teach students about how he uses the different textures of paints to identify colors and to help the students learn to paint blindfolded.
Ryan Lollis round's third base against Western Illinois on Wednesday during the Tigers' home opener at Taylor Stadium.
Rock Bridge senior Skylar Tolson goes in for a layup at a practice on Thursday. Tolson is known by his teammates as an emotional leader and for his skills from beyond the arc.
Former Missouri defensive tackle Ziggy Hood performs a drill at Thursday's MU Pro Day at Devine Pavilion.
From left to right, Sarah Shire, Adrianne Perry, Alicia Hatcher and Liz Straatmann trained together during high school at the Great American Gymnastics Express, before they became teammates at MU.
Max Askren will attempt to win his third straight Big 12 individual title on Saturday at the Big 12 Championships. Askren is ranked No. 4 in the country in the 197-pound weight class.
Zaire Taylor goes for a basket as OU player Austin Johnson jumps up to defend the basket. The Oklahoma Sooners lost to MU 73-64.
Senior DeMarre Carroll jumps over OU senior Taylor Griffin to shoot during the MU-OU game at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. Carroll had 15 points and 10 rebounds during his last home game as a Tiger.
DeMarre Carroll of Missouri tries for a basket while being guarded by Cade Davis of Oklahoma. The Tigers played the Sooners at Mizzou Arena, the last home game of the season.
Marcus Denmon of Missouri is congratulated by fans after the Tigers beat the Sooners at the last home game of the season.
Senior DeMarre Carroll shows emotion as the seniors are announced at the MU vs. OU game Wednesday. It was senior night and MU's last home game of the season.